In the current economy, many businesses across the globe are seeking alternatives to costly data backup methods. A popular solution to costly backup methods is cloud backup, which works well as a strategy for business continuity planning and disaster recovery. Data backup and storage in the cloud means that the cloud service provider takes responsibility for costly backup hardware and redundancy methods. The company seeking cloud storage pays a monthly subscription fee, which is based on the amount of backup and storage which is required.
How Hybrid Data Backup Works
Hybrid cloud backup provides a combination of cloud data backup and storage with local backup. The cloud storage is integrated with the local backup to ensure critical data is protected in the event of a disaster. A hybrid data backup solution automatically backs up critical data to a remote server in the cloud, while a local backup is typically performed using a drive on the local network which is shared or a network attached storage (NAS) device. In the event that the local backup fails, the cloud storage and backup assures that data can be recovered in the event of loss.
The convenience of cloud backup and storage has significantly reduced the cost of disaster recovery storage where it has become a reality for smaller businesses and other professional markets. To learn more about a hybrid cloud backup solution that is right for your business, contact AbleIT today to learn more about how we can cost effectively support your technology needs.